Ethanol industry still recovering from COVID hit

When people hunkered down this spring and stopped driving, it had an impact on corn growers, livestock farmers, meatpackers, food and beverage processors, wastewater treatment plants and chemical manufacturers.

That’s all because of ethanol and its many byproducts.

Twenty years ago, ethanol was a blip on the radar in terms of corn usage. Now about 30% of corn produced in the U.S. is made into ethanol.